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Minor Civil Divisions (Towns) of Maine With a Map

There are 530 towns in Maine, how many can you name, with the help of a map?
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Androscoggin
Auburn
Durham
Greene
Leeds
Lewiston
Lisbon
Livermore
Livermore Falls
Mechanic Falls
Minot
Poland
Sabattus
Turner
Wales
 
Aroostook
Allagash
Amity
Ashland
Bancroft
Blaine
Bridgewater
Caribou
Castle Hill
Caswell
Central Aroostook
Chapman
Connor
Crystal
Cyr
Dyer Brook
Eagle Lake
Easton
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent
Frenchville
Garfield
Glenwood
Grand Isle
Hamlin
Hammond
Haynesville
Hersey
Hodgdon
Houlton
Island Falls
Limestone
Linneus
Littleton
Ludlow
Macwahoc
Madawaska
Mapleton
Mars Hill
Masardis
Merrill
Monticello
Moro
Nashville
New Canada
New Limerick
New Sweden
Northwest Aroostook
Oakfield
Orient
Penobscot Indian Island
Perham
Portage Lake
Presque Isle
Reed
Sherman
Smyrna
South Aroostook
Square Lake
St. Agatha
St. Francis
St. John
Stockholm
Van Buren
Wade
Wallagrass
Washburn
Westfield
Westmanland
Weston
Winterville
Woodland
 
Cumberland
Baldwin
Bridgton
Brunswick
Cape Elizabeth
Casco
Chebeague Island
Cumberland
Falmouth
Freeport
Frye Island
Gorham
Gray
Harpswell
Harrison
Long Island
Naples
New Gloucester
North Yarmouth
Portland
Pownal
Raymond
Scarborough
Sebago
South Portland
Standish
Westbrook
Windham
Yarmouth
 
Franklin
Avon
Carrabassett Valley
Carthage
Chesterville
Coplin
Dallas
East Central Franklin
Eustis
Farmington
Industry
Jay
Kingfield
New Sharon
New Vineyard
North Franklin
Phillips
Rangeley
Rangeley
Sandy River
South Franklin
Strong
Temple
Weld
West Central Franklin
Wilton
Wyman
Hancock
Amherst
Aurora
Bar Harbor
Blue Hill
Brooklin
Brooksville
Bucksport
Castine
Central Hancock
Cranberry Isles
Dedham
Deer Isle
East Hancock
Eastbrook
Ellsworth
Franklin
Frenchboro
Gouldsboro
Great Pond
Hancock
Lamoine
Mariaville
Marshall Island
Mount Desert
Northwest Hancock
Orland
Osborn
Otis
Penobscot
Sedgwick
Sorrento
Southwest Harbor
Stonington
Sullivan
Surry
Swans Island
Tremont
Trenton
Verona Island
Waltham
Winter Harbor
 
Kennebec
Albion
Augusta
Belgrade
Benton
Chelsea
China
Clinton
Farmingdale
Fayette
Gardiner
Hallowell
Litchfield
Manchester
Monmouth
Mount Vernon
Oakland
Pittston
Randolph
Readfield
Rome
Sidney
Unity
Vassalboro
Vienna
Waterville
Wayne
West Gardiner
Windsor
Winslow
Winthrop
 
Knox
Appleton
Camden
Criehaven
Cushing
Friendship
Hope
Isle au Haut
Matinicus Isle
Muscle Ridge Islands
North Haven
Owls Head
Rockland
Rockport
South Thomaston
St. George
Thomaston
Union
Vinalhaven
Warren
Washington
 
Lincoln
Alna
Boothbay
Boothbay Harbor
Bremen
Bristol
Damariscotta
Dresden
Edgecomb
Hibberts
Jefferson
Louds Island
Monhegan
Newcastle
Nobleboro
Somerville
South Bristol
Southport
Waldoboro
Westport Island
Whitefield
Wiscasset
 
Oxford
Andover
Bethel
Brownfield
Buckfield
Byron
Canton
Denmark
Dixfield
Fryeburg
Gilead
Greenwood
Hanover
Hartford
Hebron
Hiram
Lincoln
Lovell
Magalloway
Mexico
Milton
Newry
North Oxford
Norway
Otisfield
Oxford
Paris
Peru
Porter
Roxbury
Rumford
South Oxford
Stoneham
Stow
Sumner
Sweden
Upton
Waterford
West Paris
Woodstock
Penobscot
Alton
Argyle
Bangor
Bradford
Bradley
Brewer
Burlington
Carmel
Carroll
Charleston
Chester
Clifton
Corinna
Corinth
Dexter
Dixmont
Drew
East Central Penobscot
East Millinocket
Eddington
Edinburg
Enfield
Etna
Exeter
Garland
Glenburn
Greenbush
Hampden
Hermon
Holden
Howland
Hudson
Kenduskeag
Kingman
Lagrange
Lakeville
Lee
Levant
Lincoln
Lowell
Mattawamkeag
Maxfield
Medway
Milford
Millinocket
Mount Chase
Newburgh
Newport
North Penobscot
Old Town
Orono
Orrington
Passadumkeag
Patten
Penobscot Indian Island
Plymouth
Prentiss
Seboeis
Springfield
Stacyville
Stetson
Twombly Ridge
Veazie
Webster
Whitney
Winn
Woodville
 
Piscataquis
Abbot
Beaver Cove
Blanchard
Bowerbank
Brownville
Dover-Foxcroft
Greenville
Guilford
Kingsbury
Lake View
Medford
Milo
Monson
Northeast Piscataquis
Northwest Piscataquis
Parkman
Sangerville
Sebec
Shirley
Southeast Piscataquis
Wellington
Willimantic
 
Sagadahoc
Arrowsic
Bath
Bowdoin
Bowdoinham
Georgetown
Perkins
Phippsburg
Richmond
Topsham
West Bath
Woolwich
 
Somerset
Anson
Athens
Bingham
Brighton
Cambridge
Canaan
Caratunk
Central Somerset
Cornville
Dennistown
Detroit
Embden
Fairfield
Harmony
Hartland
Highland
Jackman
Madison
Mercer
Moose River
Moscow
New Portland
Norridgewock
Northeast Somerset
Northwest Somerset
Palmyra
Pittsfield
Pleasant Ridge
Ripley
Seboomook Lake
Skowhegan
Smithfield
Solon
St. Albans
Starks
The Forks
West Forks
Waldo
Belfast
Belmont
Brooks
Burnham
Frankfort
Freedom
Islesboro
Jackson
Knox
Liberty
Lincolnville
Monroe
Montville
Morrill
Northport
Palermo
Prospect
Searsmont
Searsport
Stockton Springs
Swanville
Thorndike
Troy
Unity
Waldo
Winterport
 
Washington
Addison
Alexander
Baileyville
Baring
Beals
Beddington
Calais
Charlotte
Cherryfield
Codyville
Columbia
Columbia Falls
Cooper
Crawford
Cutler
Danforth
Deblois
Dennysville
East Central Washington
East Machias
Eastport
Grand Lake Stream
Harrington
Jonesboro
Jonesport
Lubec
Machias
Machiasport
Marshfield
Meddybemps
Milbridge
North Washington
Northfield
Passamaquoddy Indian Township
Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point
Pembroke
Perry
Princeton
Robbinston
Roque Bluffs
Steuben
Talmadge
Topsfield
Vanceboro
Waite
Wesley
Whiting
Whitneyville
 
York
Acton
Alfred
Arundel
Berwick
Biddeford
Buxton
Cornish
Dayton
Eliot
Hollis
Kennebunk
Kennebunkport
Kittery
Lebanon
Limerick
Limington
Lyman
Newfield
North Berwick
Ogunquit
Old Orchard Beach
Parsonsfield
Saco
Sanford
Shapleigh
South Berwick
Waterboro
Wells
York
4 Comments
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Level 89
Oct 3, 2022
Those large "minor civil divisions" on this map are actually large areas demarcated by the U.S. Census Bureau. They are actually divided up in 100s of MCDs, most of which are named with the Township / Range format, e.g., T6 R12.
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Level 55
Oct 3, 2022
This map is straight from census.gov, just because these areas are "townships" don't necessarily mean they're minor civil divisions. (see this Wikipedia page)
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Level 89
Feb 27, 2023
The Census Bureau infamously goes against local jurisdictions when determining borders on things it doesn't consider a municipality.

Townships in Maine fall under LURC, just like the Plantations, Gores, etc. that are listed here such as Hibberts Gore, Matinicus Plantation, etc. Some townships are listed, such as Mussel Ridge, Louds Island, etc., while a slew of others are not. The Perkin's Township (called Swan Island by everybody) near Richmond is included; the one near Weld is not. In the past couple decades many smaller towns have surrendered administration to the state under LURC, but still maintain input.

The giant areas on the Census Bureau map that are named things like "Northern Aroostook" are not in any way recognized by Maine. They collectively comprise another approximately 380 minor civil divisions under Maine law.

I was going to make a quiz like this at one point, but couldn't find a map online with all 911 or 912 MCDs that wasn't excessively detailed.

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Level 89
Feb 27, 2023
If you have a DeLorme in your vehicle there's a map with them all there on about the 3rd page.

Here's one old map online of them: "Maine Minor Civil Divisions" from the Maine State Library: https://digitalmaine.com/maps/124/

There are many around Moosehead for example that fall under the heavy hand of LURC, but are nevertheless named "minor civil divisions" by the state and widely known by those names. In most of the U.S., land within a county that isn't incorporated is thrown back under county government. New England county government has no jurisdiction over land except to have a sheriff department enforcing state law. In Rhode Island, Connecticut, and half of Massachusetts, the counties have been outright abolished as an added nonsense layer of government. Generally, land not officially called a "city" is disregarded by the Census Bureau as being a legitimate entity for population statistics.